COLOSSEO (ANFITEATRO FLAVIO)
Tips by Wiki crew : buy your ticket at Foro Romano, and enjoy Colosseum too!
Web site 1 : www.coopculture.it/heritage.cfm?id=2#
Web site 2: archeoroma.beniculturali.it/en/archaeological-site/colosseum
Tourist Info line : (0039) 06.39967700
Public Transport : Subway (B-Blue) / Colosseo stop
Access : ADM tickets needed (allow you to enter x 2 consecutive days)
Colosseum : It may be two thousand years old but the Colosseum is still the symbol of the eternal city, every year drawing thousands of visitors, meaning long queues and an endless wait. Do not miss to visit the undergrounds when open on special events and also the Colosseum by night pecial openings on summer time. In order to avoid the problem, a ticket may be purchased in advance. The same ticket allow you to visit Foro Romano too, an amazing experience that will allow you to be parte of the ancient city of Rome. Built in the first century CE at the behest of the emperors of the Flavian dynasty, the Colosseum, named after a colossal statue that stood nearby, until the end of the Ancient Age accommodated games of great popular appeal, such as hunts and gladiatorial fights. Located in the archaeological heart of the city of Rome, the Flavian Amphitheatre, or, more commonly, the Colosseum, stands for monumentality and receives daily a large number of visitors attracted by the enchantment of its history and its complex architecture. The building was, and still is today, a show in itself. In fact, it is the largest amphitheatre not only in the city of Rome but in the world, able to offer stunning sceneries as well as services for spectators. Symbol of the pageantry of the Empire, over the centuries the Amphitheatre has changed its face and its function, offering itself as a structured space also open to the Roman community. Today, the Colosseum is a monument unto itself and unto the works of human genius, which survive time; yet it is still comfortable and dynamic, accessible on two levels offering a wide overview onto its interiors, but also short and evocative brief glimpses of the city from its outer arches.
TO BE SEEN too : The Palatine, Roman Forum, Domus Aurea, Arch of Constatine, House of Augustus, House of Livia.
Opening hours :
Summer time // last Sunday of March – August 31 : 8.30 am – 7.15pm
Atumn time // September 1 – October 31 : 8.30 am – 6.30pm
Winter time // last Sunday of October – February 15 : 8.30 am – 4.30pm
Spring time // February 16 – last Saturday of March : 8.30 am – 5pm
Underground special opening : till August 2013, same hours as Colosseum
By night special opening : till November 2013, hours 8.20pm – midnight
Check x Special Events: mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/z-Info/MV_Info_Orari.html
ADM Tickets (usefull for Roman Forum and Palatine too) :
FREE // under 18 years old
12 EUR // full ticket (adults)
7.50 EUR // reduced (EU citizens aged 18-25 years)
4 EUR // scholastic ticket
Online Ticket office :
also i spossible to book by phone, just call 060608